On Saturday 12 March we were joined by Anita Sethi, author of the natural memoir I Belong Here, for a brilliant event reflecting on nature, place and identity.

As part of the event we asked our online attendees to recommend their own favourite nature books in the chat, and Anita kindly added her own suggestions to the list too.

Here are the books we suggested…

Anita recommended:
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit

The recommendations from the Crowdcast chat were:
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald
Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadeh
In Search of England by HV Morton
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Michael the Giant: An African in Greenland by Michel Kpomassie
Wanderers – A History of Women Walking by Kerri Andrews
Thin Places by Kerri Dochartaigh

We hope some of you will read and enjoy these excellent recommendations – let us know via social media if you enjoyed them!

And if your interest in nature writing has been piqued by Anita’s event, we recommend you come along to another nature writing event on Thursday 17 March, when Katherine Norbury, editor of Women on Nature, will join us  – you can book tickets here.

Katherine will be joined by local nature writers Karen Lloyd, Polly Atkin and Sarah Thomas.